The latest on Jamie Lindsay as the Rotherham United midfielder bids to return from an achilles injury

Millers manager Matt Taylor is hoping a corner has been turned.
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Jamie Lindsay

JAMIE Lindsay has been given an injection this week as Rotherham United bid to speed up the all-action midfielder's return to their Championship squad.

The Millers, who have missed the Scot's combative qualities in the opening stages of the season, had been banking on the 27-year-old being back in contention by now.

The player has been experiencing soreness where the achilles joins the calf, an area of the body that manager Matt Taylor says is notoriously difficult to treat.

Earlier this week, Lindsay was running in a swimming pool and on an anti-gravity ‘AlterG’ treadmill that restricted how much body weight was being put on his injury.

“It's positive news," Taylor said. “The plan is for him to progress to outside work towards the end of the week. We hope he has turned a corner.”

The main concern now is the lack of training done by the former Ross County man, but his boss backed him to quickly get back up to speed, saying: “Jamie is a naturally fit lad

“He is as frustrated as anyone. You really feel for him because he's desperate to get out there and affect a game. We need him.

“Achilles, or any tendon injuries, are so frustrating because the lack of blood supply can delay progress.”

Lindsay featured against non-league Parkgate in the opening pre-season fixture, on July 7, but then reported feeling discomfort during the following week's trip to Murcia, Spain. He took no part in any of the friendlies on English soil and has sat out the first three matches of the 2023/24 campaign.

Rotherham will have plenty of options when their midfield department is at full strength. Lindsay will be competing for a place with Ollie Rathbone, Ben Wiles, Cafu and Hakeem Odoffin while Christ Tiehi is set to sign and add to the competition.